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Douglas SBD Dauntless Dive Bomber Pilot's Flight Manual By United States Navy
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The Douglas SBD Dauntless served as the U.S. Navy’s front line dive bomber from the outbreak of WWII thru 1943. Dauntless’ proved their mettle at the battles of Coral Sea and Midway,... More > where crews accounted for four Japanese carriers. The plane also saw action in support of the Marines at Guadalcanal. Their last combat stint was at the Battle of the Phillipine Sea in 1944. Originally printed by Douglas and the U.S. Navy during WWII, this Flight Operating Handbook taught pilots everything they needed to know before entering the cockpit. Classified “Restricted”, the manual was recently declassified and is here reprinted in book form. This affordable facsimile has been slightly reformatted. Care has been taken however to preserve the integrity of the text.< Less
Curtiss SB2C Helldiver Dive Bomber Pilot's Flight Operating Manual By United States Navy
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Known by the men who flew it as “The Beast”, the Curtiss SB2C Helldiver was nearly 37 feet long with a wingspan approaching 50 feet. Powered by a 1900 hp Wright engine, the plane was... More > considered under- powered and suffered many teething problems. It eventually earned the grudging respect of Navy and Marine pilots for its ruggedness and its ability to survive high-g, steep and fast dives. Over 7100 SB2Cs were made during WWII. Originally printed by the U.S. Navy, this Flight Operating Handbook taught pilots everything they needed to know before entering the cockpit. Classified “Restricted”, the manual was declassified and is here reprinted in book form. This affordable facsimile has been slightly reformatted. Care has been taken however to preserve the integrity of the text.< Less
Douglas TBD-1 Devastator Torpedo Bomber Pilot's Flight Manual By United States Navy
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The first all-metal aircraft in the history of the U.S. Navy, the Douglas TBD-1 represented a radical advance when it debuted in 1937. Yet by December 7, 1941, the Devastator was obsolete. Despite... More > this TBD-1s performed well at Coral Sea, helping sink the Japanese carrier Shoho. Just three months later at Midway however, Devastator pilots were forced to make their attack runs without fighter escort. Only four planes out of 41 survived. Yet it was not a sacrifice made in vain. The TBD-1s left Japanese fighter patrols in disarray, paving the way for a nearly unopposed attack by Dauntless dive bombers that resulted in the loss of three Japanese aircraft carriers. Originally printed by Douglas and the U.S. Navy, this manual taught pilots everything they needed to know before entering the cockpit. Classified “Restricted”, the manual was declassified and is here reprinted in book form. This affordable facsimile has been reformatted. Care has been taken however to preserve the integrity of the text.< Less
Curtiss SB2C Helldiver, 2014 Calendar By Brian Lockett
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A dozen photos of the sole airworthy Curtiss SB2C Helldiver N92879 at Van Nuys, Camarillo, and Falcon Field, Arizona.
Curtiss SB2C Helldiver, 2015 Calendar By Brian Lockett
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A dozen photos of the sole airworthy Curtiss SB2C Helldiver N92879 at Van Nuys, Camarillo, and Falcon Field, Arizona.
Japanese Warplanes of World War II in Focus, Volume 1 By Ray Merriam
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In Focus #3. Photographic pictorial of Japanese fighters, bombers, dive bombers, torpedo bombers, reconnaissance aircraft, transports, trainers, utility aircraft, and more. 297 photographs printed on... More > a color press for superior photographic reproduction.< Less
SB2U-3 Vindicator Pilot's Flight Operating Instructions By United States Navy
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The first all-metal, carrier-based dive bomber in the U.S. Navy, Vought’s SB2U-3 Vindicator entered service in 1937. The plane also flew with the U.S. Marine Corps beginning in March, 1941. ... More > By that time the SB2U-3 was widely considered obsolete, and derisively dubbed “the Vibrator”. Between 1937 and 1942, the plane served aboard five different carriers, although once the war broke out it was used primarily as a trainer. In June of 1942 however, land-based USMC planes flew missions against the Japanese fleet during the Battle of Midway. The plane was retired in 1945. Originally printed by the U.S. Navy and Vought, this handbook provides a glimpse inside the cockpit of this warbird. Originally classified “Restricted”, the manual was declassified and is here reprinted in book form.< Less
World War I I Album Volume 19: Japanese Airpower By Ray Merriam
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Merriam Press World War II Album WA21 (First Edition, 2014). Pictorial album of over 500 images of Japanese Army Air Force and Navy Air Service aircraft, airmen, air operations, and more. The... More > aircraft include fighters, bombers, transports, trainers, dive bombers, torpedo bombers, reconnaissance, gliders, kamikaze aircraft and others. 508 B&W photographs, 17 color photographs, 2 illustrations, 1 sectional sideview drawing, 1 two-view drawing, 10 three-view drawings, 1 four-view drawing.< Less
WWII U.S. Army Air Forces Pilot's Information File By Periscope Film LLC
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Originally printed in 1943, this Pilots' Information File was standard issue for the men of the U.S. Army Air Forces during wwii. In its pages you will find a wide-ranging discussion of aviation... More > topics, from flight safety, to air space rules, dive recovery, how to deal with engine failure, icing, how to bail out, and even how to ditch a B-17 bomber. Profusely illustrated with hundreds of diagrams and drawings, the pilot’s information file makes a delightful reference for the museum docent, aircraft modeler, enthusiast, and for pilots of all ages. This high-quality, soft-bound reprint features the original text in its entirety, and has attractive full color covers.< Less
Into the blue By Kevin Barron
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Kevin Barron feels guilty if he stays at home and does nothing. His solution is to visit other countries and do nothing there instead. An added benefit is that writing about it gives him something to... More > do at home. Lose your ticket before you’ve even set off, find out what whalers think of Greenpeace, dodge dive-bombers, meet dangerous truckers, interview a tennis star, witness horror, walk all night, fish for your dinner, watch sunsets in the wilderness, ride legendary highways, stargaze in the Rockies, hitch-hike through the outback, be rescued by an angel, become Robin Hood, escape from Colditz. This collection of stories covers more than a decade of travel, so throw your backpack over your shoulder and head off...into the blue.< Less